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In Remembrance
Odessa Mae James
E. R. Johnson Family Mortuary

Odessa Mae JamesSister Odessa Mae James went to her heavenly home on Thursday, April 26, 2007, at the John Sealy Hospital in Galveston, Texas.

She was born to the late Lula Mae Dixon and Albert Armstrong in Franklin, LA on February 15, 1923.  She was united in marriage to Lloyd James, Jr. who preceded her in death. To this union was one child, Mary Louise. She confessed Christ at an early age and was a member of Wesley Tabernacle United Methodist Church for over 50 years. She was a provider for the sick for many years. Sister Odessa Mae James served in many capacities in church and her community until her health failed her.

She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Timothy and Charles Armstrong.

Sister Odessa Mae James leave to cherish her memories, one daughter, Mary Louise Braden, two grandchildren, Monica and Frederick Braden, one great-grandchild, Lloyd James Braden all of Houston, Texas; one godchild, Charles Lemons, III (Shirley), a devoted cousin, Sandra Jacquo of Galveston, her loyal friend, Valerie Hinton of LaMarque, TX, a dearest sister-in-law Willie Dorotherine Taylor, two trusted neighbors, Mrs. Barbara Ross and Mrs. Vivian Chambers all of Galveston; and a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Visitation will begin at 5Pm on Friday, May 4th, followed by a wake from 7-8PM at E. R. Johnson Family Mortuary. A service celebrating her life will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 5, 2007, at Wesley Tabernacle United Methodist church with Pastor Henry F. Hynson, officiating. She will be laid to rest in Lakeview Cemetery.

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